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low-resource media app

by krazydonutboy / March 3, 2006 4:14 AM PST

I just bought a used laptop, so being a few years old, it can barely handle itunes for music and not at all for video. what is a good, low resource media player i can use? the laptop is a dell c400 1.2 ghz, 256mb ram, 20gb hdd. also, if this makes any difference, i us it mostly to play music from my networked desktop.

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Windows?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 4:26 AM PST
In reply to: low-resource media app

If it's Windows and you don't want any bells or whistles, try Windows Media player 6 or 7.

If you're using Windows XP you will have WMP 9 or 10 anyway, but WMP6/7 is still on your system. Just do a search for mplayer.exe or mplayer2.exe.

It is a simple no nonsense media player.

Mark

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Say what?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 4:47 AM PST
In reply to: low-resource media app

My p3-600 ter-600 laptop played DVDs and more. It had Windows 2000 and 256MB RAM. I used PowerDVD for dvd playback, WinAmp, VLCPLAYER, Media Classic and other items.

If your nearly 2X the clock rate machine can't play DVD or video, something is sorely amiss.

Bob

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